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Hypsoblennius brevipinnis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES BLENNIIDAE

Scientific Name: Hypsoblennius brevipinnis
Species Authority: (Günther, 1861)
Common Name(s):
English Barnacle blenny
Spanish Blenia, Blénido, Borracho vacilón, Trambollo sacabocados
Synonym(s):
Blenniolus brevipinnis Günther, 1861
Blennius brevipinnis Günther, 1861

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-05-25
Assessor(s): Bessudo, S., Dominici-Arosemena, A., Espinosa, H. & Hastings, P.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is widespread in the Eastern Pacific, and is common in at least some parts of its range. There are no known major threats to this species, and no current indication of population decline. It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the Eastern Pacific, and is found from lower Baja California and the central Gulf of California, Mexico to Peru, including the Galapagos, Cocos and Malpelo Islands. It has also been collected in the locks at the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal (Robertson and Allen, 2006).
Countries:
Native:
Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southeast
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Population [top]

Population: Although this species is widespread, it is generally found in low abundance. However, in the right habitat it can be common. The overall mean abundance for the species in Galapagos Island was 0.05 per 500 m2 (Edgar et al. 2004).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This reef-associated species is found in rocky areas, and in rocky and coral reefs, especially near branching corals (De La Cruz Agüero, 1997). It can inhabit empty barnacle shells often with only the head protruding, usually at depths of 1-3 m, and feeds by nabbing bits of floating food (Humann and Deloach, 1993).
Systems: Marine

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species has been recorded in the aquarium trade (Hastings, 1995).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures for this species. However, this species distribution falls into a number of Marine Protected Areas in the Eastern Pacific region (WDPA 2006).

Citation: Bessudo, S., Dominici-Arosemena, A., Espinosa, H. & Hastings, P. 2010. Hypsoblennius brevipinnis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 September 2014.
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